Quality Public Services

Congratulations! By landing on this page, you have just taken a first, important first step to ensure tax fairness and to promote quality public services!

The single best way to build support for tax fairness and quality public services is to talk about these issues. This campaign is about starting a conversation.

Fair tax policies and quality public services can help reduce income inequality and achieve greater prosperity, opportunity and living standards for all British Columbians. All across B.C., 12 BCGEU champions for change are speaking out in workplaces, community meetings, and municipal meetings. They are talking to friends, family, and the general public. They are speaking about rising income inequality, and the tax cuts that favours corporations and the wealthy.  Find out more about our champions for change, and about tax fairness and quality public services.

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Press release: B.C. Government workers to strike on Wednesday Sept. 5

B.C. Government workers across the province will go on strike on Wednesday September 5, the B.C. Government and Service Employees’ Union (BCGEU), Professional Employees Association (PEA) and Canadian Office & Professional Employees Union (COPE) Local 378 announced today. Read more »

FOR BCGEU MEMBERS in DIRECT GOVERNMENT: Wednesday September 5: strike for all direct B.C. Government employees


The BCGEU will be conducting strike action for direct B.C. government employees on Wednesday, September 5, 2012 during operating hours at all B.C. government worksites in the province.

Don’t Drop Public Liquor: higher prices and lost provincial revenue if LDB privatized

The BCGEU today launched a new website in its public awareness campaign opposing the privatization of the Liquor Distribution Branch (LDB) warehouse and distribution service. Read more »

BCGEU supporting Black Out, Speak Out


On Monday June 4, BCGEU will participate in Black Out, Speak Out by blacking out our website’s rotating banner.

We are joining Canada's major environmental organizations, and leading charities, unions, bloggers, and others in darkening our website in defence of two core Canadian values: nature and democracy. Read more »

BCGEU welcomes review of provincial justice system

The BCGEU welcomes news the province has established an independent review of the deeply troubled provincial justice system and is calling on the government to act quickly and invest additional resources. Read more »

Free parks parking a tiny step forward: B.C. government needs to do more

The BCGEU supports the move to eliminate parking fees in all provincial parks, but wants more much done to restore B.C.'s parks after a decade of neglect.

The BCGEU represents forest and park staff around the province. Read more »

Dispatch from Wisconsin: “This is what democracy looks like!”

This is the second in a series of BCGEU dispatches from Wisconsin, where the governor's union-busting is spurring a popular uprising. In a full, frontal attack on public sector unions, the Republican state governor wants to strip collective bargaining rights from 175,000 Wisconsin public sector workers.

BCGEU's Holly Page is in Wisconsin to show our solidarity. Read more »

Federal budget should focus on jobs, families and investing in public services

This year's March 22 federal budget should focus on jobs and families, as well as investment in public services instead of implementation of further corporate tax cuts, said BCGEU president Darryl Walker in a letter to federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty today. Read more »

Darryl Walker blogs on tax fairness

BCGEU President Darryl Walker has blogged about the the need to change the conversation on taxes.

Read more on his blog posting "Let's talk tax fairness".